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  • The one thing about those jumpers I would change, is to put either a small T on one end, or a short bend. The reason being, is that when installing them with the cabinet standing vertically, the T or bend would provide a small stop for precise positioning every time an installation or removal is required. Drop-twist-twist-twist. If there is no stop, then you have to hold onto both or one end(s) of the rod for alignment, whilst tightening the knobs. It just seems like that would be of great benefit to me.

    They are cool nonetheless!

    My 2c,
    Wolf
    "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
    "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
    "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
    "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

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    • Definitely agree Ben! For a more marketable solution a little ball on one end or an “Allen key” of sorts would certainly prevent anything from slipping, in this case I used some rubber jawed pliers to firmly tighten the knobs on the binding posts and they are quite secure, but definitely something to consider for future versions
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      Javad Shadzi
      Bay Area, CA

      2-Channel Stereo system in the works with Adcom components and 4-way towers

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      • Those cabinets are simply beautiful! Will have to check into the type of oil you used. The darker band of grain along the top 1/3rd contrasts well against the lighter colored lower sections. Nice job. Look forward to hearing how they sound in a short while (and snapping a few pics).
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        • Originally posted by 4thtry
          Those cabinets are simply beautiful! Will have to check into the type of oil you used. The darker band of grain along the top 1/3rd contrasts well against the lighter colored lower sections. Nice job. Look forward to hearing how they sound in a short while (and snapping a few pics).
          Thanks Bill!
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          Javad Shadzi
          Bay Area, CA

          2-Channel Stereo system in the works with Adcom components and 4-way towers

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          • Pretty Persuasions project is finished!

            They are finally finished and ready to take to the InDIYana DIY speakerbuilding event!

            I'm very pleased with how these turned out, visually they met my goal of creating a unique and notable look, acoustically the shape of the cabinet reduced any diffraction issues and made baffle-step-compensation a breeze.

            If you remember the drivers in-cabinet measured the same as the factory advertised response curves even. The cabinet is non resonant and structurally stable and sound.

            They also sound excellent, they image well and have a very coherent sound, they are dynamic, detailed, accurate and meet my expectations with my typical reference music I use to evaluate every speaker I build and listen to. If I had to critique or characterize them them are on the forward side due to the small hump around 2.6khz, but not offensively so and they have a warm and detailed sound, voices are natural and stand out vs. being more dark or shaded. They have excellent bass response and require no subwoofer, there is no port noise and bass is tight, fast and precise.

            In room they easily play 30hz notes and resolve well the deepest bass notes in music I listen to, they effortlessly play 105db at 1 meter down to 35hz. Thank you for following along everyone, I hope you get to see and hear these at some point, I appreciate all the encouraging words along the way and the many of you that engaged in this project along with me.

            Speakerbuilding would be a fraction of the fun w/o your camaraderie along the way!

            Thanks! Javad
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            Javad Shadzi
            Bay Area, CA

            2-Channel Stereo system in the works with Adcom components and 4-way towers

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            • Those are fantastic looking.
              craigk

              " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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              • Javad, those are beautiful! One thing you could add to a few pictures would be something for relative size...a coke can, banana, etc. I remember in one of your earliest posts there was something that made me realize they are smaller than I was picturing in my mind. I think the large roundover on the corners is deceiving and makes them seem bigger than they are.

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                • Originally posted by a4eaudio
                  Javad, those are beautiful! One thing you could add to a few pictures would be something for relative size...a coke can, banana, etc. I remember in one of your earliest posts there was something that made me realize they are smaller than I was picturing in my mind. I think the large roundover on the corners is deceiving and makes them seem bigger than they are.
                  Thanks! Yea size reference is tricky, figure it’s an 8” woofer, they are 24” tall and about 17” at their widest, hope that helps!
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                  Javad Shadzi
                  Bay Area, CA

                  2-Channel Stereo system in the works with Adcom components and 4-way towers

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                  • Now I gotta get off my bu++ and get mine a rollin'...
                    Wolf
                    "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
                    "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                    "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                    "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

                    *InDIYana event website*

                    Photobucket pages:
                    http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

                    My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
                    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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                    • Wow!

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                      • No doubt, very nice looking! Good job.
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                        • Originally posted by tomzarbo View Post
                          They're beautiful!
                          Hope to see them in Ohio in about 90 days give or take.

                          TomZ
                          Tom yes, they will be there!
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                          Javad Shadzi
                          Bay Area, CA

                          2-Channel Stereo system in the works with Adcom components and 4-way towers

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